KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nearly two million Nepalis working in the Middle East are alarmed by the prospect of war between the United States and Iran. People are huddling in tea shops and chautaris across the country to discuss the possibility of World War III and families of our migrant workers are rightly worried by the news coming out from the Middle East. Sadly, our government has done very little to assure the public of the measures it will take to provide the necessary support to Nepalis in the region in the unlikely event of an all-out war. We have yet to see a statement or public remarks from the government to assure the worried Nepalis, both at home and abroad.
KATHMANDU, June 8: Amid reports that Nepalis were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from traveling to Nepal, the Indian side said that there was such policy of the Indian government while assuring that this would not happen in future.
Our President recently made a trip to the United States to attend a high level UN summit and one only hopes, for the sake of the taxpayer contributions used to fund the trip, that something actually materializes out of it. However, the most intriguing aspect of her trip for us common Nepalis was not so much the flight from Nepal to the US but the short trip – well, at least for her – from Sheetal Niwas to the airport.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Nepali Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged the Nepalis living in the UAE illegally for various reasons to take advantage of a three-month amnesty granted for all living illegally in the UAE.
UNITED STATES, July 21: A petition filed on Change.org in the United States urging the government to save life of Dr. Govinda KC and fulfill the raised demands he’s championed for has seen support of 15,000 people so far. Once 100,000 people sign the petition, the organizers aim to submit it to the United Nations, according to activist Shiva Prakash.
LHASA, June 22: Nepalis residing in Tibet, the autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, have urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take initiations to address problems concerning citizenship and passport they have been facing.
KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets .
KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Top politicians, diplomats and social activists have lauded the recent historic peace deal signed between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea as part of efforts made to end the decades-long war between the two countries.
POKHARA, May 2: Ghandruk village of Kaski district is offering special discounts to domestic tourists on the occasion of Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival and Annapurna Marathon to be held next month.
KATHMANDU, April 27: The United States has said the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPA) of Nepali nationals was taken following an assessment that overall humanitarian situation in Nepal had stabilized after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.
KATHMANDU, April 27: The American government‘s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is guided by a improvement in humanitarian situation after the earthquake of April 2015, according to press statement released by the US embassy in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, April 26: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, according to a report published by the Washington Post.
The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, the Trump administration’s latest move to expel foreigners living in the United States with some form of provisional status.
KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has urged the Australian government to make arrangements for providing visa to Nepali students going to Australia from Nepal itself.
KAHMANDU, March 12: Of the total 71 people including four crew members on the board the ill-fated Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft with Call Sign BS-211, 32 people were Bangladeshi nationals, 33 were Nepalis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.
KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stated that 33 among those on board the US Bangladesh Airlines aircraft that crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport are Nepalis.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Twenty-one Nepalis have been selected to attend the Australia Awards Short Course on Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 19 Feb-3 March 2018.
KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Tejashwi Shrestha, 7, came for grocery shopping with her parents at the Tripureshwar branch of Bhat-Bhateni Supermarket Wednesday afternoon. She briskly walked across the supermarket floor, but her feet stopped as she entered the aisle for candies and chocolates, and asked her mother to get her sweets. Among the plethora of chocolates in the store, those that the seven-year-old preferred were Kinder Joy, Gems and Dairy Milk, all imported chocolate brands.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepali students studying in US universities grew by 20 percent among international student population studying at colleges and universities in the United States. Nepali students rank 12th in the US out of 25 top countries and 13th among all.
NAWALPARASI, Dec 18: Hongshi Shivam Cement Pvt Ltd, which is setting up its plant at Sardi village of Nawalparasi district, has provided employment to more than 1,000 Nepalis, directly or indirectly, thereby contributing to improving livelihood of the local people.
PARBAT, Nov 30: In a gesture of benevolence, Nepali immigrants living in Hong Kong have extended helping hands to construct school buildings in Parbat. They have donated Rs 1.3 million of the same, through Parbat Pun Magar Welfare Fund, Hong Kong.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16 : They comprise nearly a third of Nepal’s population of eligible voters. But they cannot vote because they are working outside the country. However, this demographic has a potential of altering poll outcomes.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Thailand has bade final farewell to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej organizing a special ceremony at Wat Sraket (The Royal Monastery) as a part of the funeral program of the late king on Thursday. The five-day funeral program concluded on Sunday midnight.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Each Nepali spends 13 percent of their average daily income on a plate of food, the second highest among the countries surveyed in South Asia, according to a recent World Food Programme (WFP) report entitled Counting the Beans: The True Cost of a Plate of Food Around the World. The average annual income of a Nepali is US$ 682 or Rs 88,786.
KOHALPUR, Oct 17: Bheri-Babai diversion multipurpose project, a national-pride project, has provided jobs to 500 Nepali youths. The youths are employed in project industry of tunnel pipe, tunnel construction, office administration and assistant-level posts.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: A total of 300 Nepali youths have been selected to participate in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students to be held from 14 to 22 October in Sochi city of Russia. Around 20,000 youths from 150 countries are attending the festival, according to the Russian Embassy in Nepal.
BHAIRAHAWA, Sept 26: As the main day of Dashain festival ‘Biyadashami’ nears, festive atmosphere has gripped the country, mainly in settlements occupied by Hindus, who form the majority in the now secular state.
BIRATNAGAR, July 31: Stakeholders have opined that if the current trend of Nepali youths going for overseas employment continues for 10 more years, it will have a negative impact on the social, economic and cultural aspects of the country.